North American Harvard Mk IIB

The second stage of Boultbee Flight Academy’s Introductory Course to flying the Spitfire is on the Harvard advanced trainer aircraft. I was assigned G-AZSC, a 1943 model, with a midnight blue livery. My instructor was Sam Whatmough, a British Airways pilot, who, when he is not flying BA’s Boeing 777s or training others to fly those and Boeing 787s, flies historic aircraft such as the Harvard, on which he has more than 300 hours. – by Paul Jansen

Harvard combat trainer aircraft registered as G-AZSC

Registration: G-AZSC
Manufacturer: North American Aviation
Type: Harvard IIB, also known in the United States as the T-6 Texan
Role: Combat trainer
Crew: 2
Year of manufacture: 1943 (built by the Canadian Noordyne Aircraft Ltd under licence)
Delivered to Royal Air Force: 1944
Wingspan: 42 feet (12.8 m)
Height: 29 ft 6 ins (8.99 m)
Length: 11 ft 8 ins (3.56 m)
Weight (empty): 4,271 lb (1,938 kg)
Weight (max): 6,617lb (2,546 kg)
Engine: 600 hp Pratt &Whitney R-1340-AN-1
Max Speed: 184 knots (212 mph or 341 kmph)
Max climb: 1,643 ft/min (8.3m/sec)
Ceiling: 24,750 ft (7,338m)
Range: 870 miles (1,400km)

Copyright: Paul Jansen 2013. All rights reserved.

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